Tuesday, June 7


Photograph by Nell Knox

As part of our recent oral history workshop, participants were asked to create blog posts--short pieces in response to any part of of their time spent in Oxford. We will be featuring their submissions here every day this week.

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The best thing about this workshop was that we got out into the field and worked. Instead of just talking about how to do documentary fieldwork, Amy took the whole gang out into the field and showed us what documentary fieldwork is all about.

I've lived in Oxford for a year and never made it to the Farmers' Market, so I was thrilled to go and meet Liz and see what's happening at a really great place in Oxford. Hearing Amy interview Liz emphasized to me the importance of letting an interview flow naturally, even if there are distractions in the vicinity. Also, watching and helping Amy use the software to make the audio slideshow was crucial, since I will be making audio slideshows myself this summer as an intern.

Southern Studies, University of Mississippi - Oxford, MS